Housing services and integrated health and social care: housing advice note
Guidance for integration authorities, health boards and local authorities on their responsibilities to involve housing services in the integration of health and social care.
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The Aim of this Guidance
This Guidance is intended for use by Integration Authorities, Health Boards and Local Authorities. Section 53 of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014 ("the Act") requires Integration Authorities, Health Boards and Local Authorities to have regard to this guidance when exercising functions under the Act . This guidance focusses on housing services as an integral part of person-centred approaches and the wider delivery of health and social care integration.
This guidance applies especially to the preparation of Integration Authorities' Strategic Commissioning Plans ( section 5), which must include a Housing Contribution Statement (see section 7).
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